The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 224 189 134
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -55
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 18 49 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.73% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 2.94% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 49 135
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2026 1669 1786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 29.59% 24.99% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1338 1419
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,475
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +20 11 £52,500 +31.25%
Manchester -14 4 £58,750 +46.87% 1
Cumbria - 2 £62,500 - 2
Cheshire -29 1 £50,000 +42.85%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
3 26 (86.67%) SharePoint
4 21 (70.00%) Windows
5 20 (66.67%) .NET
6 19 (63.33%) C#
7 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
8 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
8 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (53.33%) CSS
9 16 (53.33%) Ajax
9 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
10 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
10 15 (50.00%) SQL
11 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
11 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (40.00%) Office 365
12 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (40.00%) MCTS
12 12 (40.00%) HTML
12 12 (40.00%) IIS
13 11 (36.67%) MCP
13 11 (36.67%) MCAD
13 11 (36.67%) OOA/OOD
13 11 (36.67%) OO
13 11 (36.67%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (36.67%) CRM
13 11 (36.67%) Dynamics CRM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (86.67%) SharePoint
2 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (40.00%) IIS
4 11 (36.67%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (26.67%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (3.33%) OpenEdge
7 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (40.00%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 10 (33.33%) Architect
4 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Design Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Wintel Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (3.33%) Virtualisation Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) .NET
2 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (53.33%) CSS
3 16 (53.33%) Ajax
3 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
4 12 (40.00%) HTML
5 11 (36.67%) WCF
6 5 (16.67%) jQuery
6 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
7 1 (3.33%) SOAP
7 1 (3.33%) XML
7 1 (3.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
2 8 (26.67%) AIX
2 8 (26.67%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (36.67%) OO
2 11 (36.67%) CRM
3 8 (26.67%) Migration
4 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 5 (16.67%) MVC
6 4 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.33%) SOA
7 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
3 15 (50.00%) SQL
4 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (40.00%) MCTS
3 11 (36.67%) MCP
3 11 (36.67%) MCAD
4 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (33.33%) CCA
4 10 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (33.33%) MCSE
5 8 (26.67%) CCEA
6 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.67%) MCITP
7 2 (6.67%) VCP4
8 1 (3.33%) MCSA
8 1 (3.33%) CCNA
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.33%) VCP5
8 1 (3.33%) VCAP
8 1 (3.33%) CCEE
8 1 (3.33%) CCAA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) vCloud
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) EMC
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Capita
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £33500 - £37500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago